Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change

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The relationship classic hailed by Erica Jong as “life-
changing” — now updated with a new introduction
and resource section!
The #1 New York Times bestseller that asks
ARE YOU A WOMAN WHO LOVES TOO MUCH? Do you find yourself attracted again and again to troubled, distant, moody men — while “nice guys” seem boring? Do you obsess over men who are emotionally unavailable, addicted to work, hobbies, alcohol, or other women? Do you neglect your friends and your own interests to be immediately available to him? Do you feel empty without him, even though being with him is torment? Robin Norwood’s groundbreaking work will enable you to recognize the roots of your destructive pa… More >>

Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change

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  1. Is a child ever loved too much? The answer to this seems obvious yet the tendency to question it in adults seems peracious if not faulty. The real answer is that there are too many man who don’t love enough. Only within this logic can it be said that there are women who love too much. The disparity is caused by other men who deem loving as somehow indignity to male-ness, or women who accept the limits of male love as a necessary evil because of the work environment they, themselves, accept because of the privileges thought to be attached to the jobs upon which they rely – as money, freedom, or as perks and benefits. Males have never had the emotional freedom to be themselves, or to express the love they feel inside – for women or children – without their jobs and the perception of other men to interfere, and steer them toward such things as lack of commitment, selfishness, or dignity and self esteem found only within the job or work environment, a gross insult to most men. Men have every bit the capacity for love, and the sensitivity to enjoy it if they are divorced from the male image they are seduced into believing 95% of the time. We know this because of what happens to males on vacation, or at times when they do let their guard down to enjoy their lives rather than run the monotonous treadmill of the work lives most cling to for survival. Give a man the freedom to enjoy himself, and undoubtedly, he will show women a life of job and harmony. Include a job, and the atmosphere erodes to the pressures of strain that are typical of most. The most interesting and vivacious of women will defy all odds and refuse to be made into the zombies that permit their men to assume the fetal position that work requires, and encourage them to joyously celebrate their lives and their humanity, able to love with abandon but without promiscuity. The fact that men have never been given a chance to experience their lives in that total comfort and harmony is a fault of women, as well as men, in the demands made upon daily lives. To share in the joy of cultivating an environment of male abandon is a privilege most women never forget, and that too few enjoy. Giving in to the establishment is so much easier, and perhaps more logical with respect to maintaining the morality quotient by which women are conditioned to absorb and don as their coats of armor to bring stability to the world, presumably because men are incapable of doing it, or simply because it is more convenient and comfortable for them to escape those responsibilies, added to their others. Only in the males who are apt to refuse the straight jackets of life that cultivate the abandonment of the joy that could be experienced without it, will women find those that truly do credit to their sex, and to the freedoms they inherit in being males. Certainly, it is likely why women gravitate toward those males who appear to have the characteristics of being fully human, being able to fully love, and in having the courage to truly love the women they enjoy without succumbing to the typical male stereotypes that are fed to the public to contain and corrale weaker men to abandon their happiness. It is impossible for either women or men to love too much. It is only fallacy to recognize that there should be limits to defining relationships that are rooted in joy and self respect, for men or for women, and certainly, for children and parents.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. book in good condition. Recieved in a timely manner.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. J. Ortiz says:

    I bought this book but I do not think it fit my situation. It fits certain cases but certainly not mine. And I am not in denial. I am trying to help myself overcome a painful relationship but this did not help me any. It may help someone else.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Anonymous says:

    While this book did have a lot of helpful information for people with codependency problems in relationships, it is very, very important to bear in mind that MANY of the clients discussed in the book are in reality, fictional. Norwood later admitted that “many of her patients in the book are really just her.” (reference: Backlash:The Undeclared War Against American Women, by Susan Faludi, 1991). So although the author did take more than a few liberties with the truth, I still give it 2 stars based on some of the good info presented to help women heal and/or leave their relationships.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. sanna says:

    a really good friend gave me this book, and told me that hopefully by reading it, it would help me on my lifesjourney, as much as it helpt her… I starded to read the book – woman who love too much – and I want to ‘critisize’ robin norwood – just a little… I have been together whit “this kind of a man” and it took me 3 years to leave him, another 2 years of sleepless nights, and 2 years to rebuild myself and my children from all ‘deamons’… and it was NOT because “I loved him too much”! it was because I was scared and confused, and I didn’t get any help from the guvermant. I have talked to many women, who has been in the same situation as me, and they know for sure-like I do-it doesn’t have ANYTHING to do with love. and I don’t think it’s good, to tell women that they go thrue hell – because they love too much… It aint thrue. (all the other things you’ve wrote, was good and healthy for the spirit and ‘personal’ health) thank you
    Rating: 4 / 5

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